Gallstones

Images by Genevieve Carbonatto Gallstones are commonplace. Ultrasound is highly sensitive in identifying gallstones. The appearance of gallstones is variable. They vary in size,shape and number. They may be associated with sludge. Stones and polyps may coexist. They are echogenic and cast an anechoic shadow (acoustic shadow). Gallstones that are less than 5 mm may not Read more about Gallstones[…]

Acalculous cholecystitis

Images by Genevieve Carbonatto A young 33 year old woman presents with 4 days of abdominal pain. She is now febrile and vomiting. She has previously been well. An ultrasound of her RUQ shows acalculous cholecystitis.  While acalculous cholecystitis is usually associated with risk factors such as extensive burns, polytrauma, major surgery, end stage renal disease , Read more about Acalculous cholecystitis[…]